Change Management™ Foundation and Practitioner

Why should I take the Change Management Foundation and Practitioner course?

In this course, you will be introduced to change management theory and techniques. You will explore and consider which of these could be effectively implemented in your organization and you will focus on how to apply and tailor change management guidance in any given organizational change situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to start applying the change management approaches and techniques to a real change initiative .

Dealing effectively with change is a high priority for organizations today. The APMG-International Change Management™ Certification has been developed by APMG in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI), an independent, global professional association of change managers. They have developed a professional ‘body of knowledge” for the discipline of change management, which provides an independent benchmark for the professional knowledge expected of an effective change manager.

Who should attend this class?

The Change Management Foundation and Practitioner course is designed for anyone with a role in ensuring that the organization makes best use of investments by maximizing the benefits from projects, programs and the portfolio. This will include:

  • Organizational change leaders, managers and supporters of change initiatives
  • Those working in organizations where a change initiative is being planned or taking place
  • Change management specialists

What is included:

The course includes:

  • 4.5-days classroom training from a Change Management Approved Trainer
  • Official manual: “The Change Manager’s Handbook”
  • Accredited course material including sample exam questions
  • Change Management Foundation and Practitioner exam + Certificate
  • 37 PDUs if you are a PMP

What will I learn:

  • Identify the various types of change that affect organizations, and know how to draw on professional approaches to support the effective delivery of each change initiative
  • Value the human side of change and know how to help people deal effectively with change
  • Identify and work with the stakeholders in a change initiative, and know how to plan, execute and measure the effectiveness of communications
  • Assess the impacts of change, to develop effective change teams and to recognize and address resistance to change
  • Understand the process of sustaining change and know how to embed a change initiative as the new “business as usual”

What are the course prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. You should be working in or have a good knowledge of change management. You need to complete about 2 hours of study before the course. We’ll provide all the reading materials you need so you will be well prepared before you come to class.

What are the course contents:

This is the APMG-International Change Management Foundation and Practitioner course. It covers the Change Management syllabus to Practitioner level.

Key Learning Points:

  • Defining change
  • Managing benefits: Ensuring change delivers value
  • Stakeholder strategy
  • Communication and engagement
  • Change impact
  • Change readiness, planning and measurement
  • Project management: Change initiatives, projects and programmes
  • Education and learning support
  • Facilitation
  • Sustaining change
  • Personal and professional management
  • Organizational considerations

Exam:

Which exams are included in this course?

This course includes the Change Management Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Change Management Foundation exam

The Change Management Foundation exam is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of Change Management

  • Four sections, total of 50 multiple choice questions with 1 mark for each question
  • Closed book exam
  • 40 minutes duration
  • 50% needed to pass – 25 correct marks

Change Management Practitioner exam

Your second Change Management exam tests your ability to apply the Change Management guidance to a realistic scenario. You are required to show that you can analyze situations and make decisions using the standard appropriately. You must pass the Foundation exam to sit the Practitioner

  • 4 Objective Testing style questions with 20 points per question. A total of 80 marks are available
  • Open book exam, but only the Change Manager Handbook
  • 2.5-hour duration
  • 50% needed to pass – 40 / 80 correct marks

When is the exam taken?

Your Foundation exam is taken on Wednesday afternoon. Your Practitioner exam is taken on Friday Morning

How does the course prepare me for the Change Management exams?

The course follows the official Change Management Foundation and Practitioner exam syllabus. The accredited training materials are cross referenced to areas of the exams so that you are fully prepared. During the course, you practice with the latest exam papers from APMG-International. Day 4 of the course is dedicated to practicing for your Practitioner exam and our expert trainer will guide you through a series of exercises and discussions to get you ready for the exam itself.

Do I need ID for the Change Management exams?

You must bring photographic ID with you. A driver’s license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

How long does my Change Management qualification last?

The Change Management Foundation qualification is permanent. The Practitioner qualification must be renewed every 5 years to maintain your status as a Change Management Registered Practitioner.

What happens if I don’t pass the Change Management exams?

If you don’t pass your Change Management Foundation exam you can retake a different paper immediately. All our exam packs include spare papers so you can re-take the test the same day. But relax: most people pass Foundation level exams first time around. Do the work, read the book and you will be okay. The immediate retake is there as a safety net if you need it. If you don’t pass the Practitioner exam you will find this out by email a week after taking the class. You can retake the Practitioner exam online 24/7 for an additional fee.

Can I just take the Change Management exams with you?

Sorry, no. We are an Accredited Training Organization for Change Management, so we are not permitted to offer just exams.

FAQs:

Where is the class held?

Our courses are held at quality downtown venues in all major Canadian cities. You will be close to transport links and parking.

What are the class hours?

Monday -> Thursday: 8.30 AM to 4:30 PM
On Friday, 8.30 AM to 11.30 AM. In Ottawa, the class may be extended on Friday.

How do I prepare for Change Management training?

You have about 2 hours of preparation to do before you attend the Change Management Foundation and Practitioner course. Before the class, we will send you the official guide. During the pre-course, you read key chapters. Even if you don’t understand things before you come along – don’t worry. If you’ve done the work, our trainers are experts in Change Management. We’ll get you understanding the method in no time at all.

How many PDUs do I get for this course?

PMPs can claim 37 PDUs at the PMI for the Change Management Foundation and Practitioner course. (14 Technical PDUs, 7 Leadership PDUs, 16 Strategic PDUs).

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This APMG Change Management™ course is offered through ATO Algonquin College.

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May 2020

Change Management™ Foundation and Practitioner Ottawa

May 4 @ 8:30 am - May 8 @ 4:30 pm
Algonquin Corporate Training Center, 700 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4 Canada
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2895$

Change Management™ at the Practitioner level allows you to effectively implement theory and techniques in your organization. You will focus on how to apply and tailor change management guidance in any given organizational change situation. Includes: 4.5-days classroom training from an accredited instructor, manual, material and 2 exams.

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June 2020

Change Management™ Foundation and Practitioner Ottawa

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:30 pm
Algonquin Corporate Training Center, 700 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4 Canada
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2895$

Change Management™ at the Practitioner level allows you to effectively implement theory and techniques in your organization. You will focus on how to apply and tailor change management guidance in any given organizational change situation. Includes: 4.5-days classroom training from an accredited instructor, manual, material and 2 exams.

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September 2020

Change Management™ Foundation and Practitioner Ottawa

September 14 @ 8:30 am - September 18 @ 4:30 pm
Algonquin Corporate Training Center, 700 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4 Canada
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2895$

Change Management™ at the Practitioner level allows you to effectively implement theory and techniques in your organization. You will focus on how to apply and tailor change management guidance in any given organizational change situation. Includes: 4.5-days classroom training from an accredited instructor, manual, material and 2 exams.

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October 2020

Change Management™ Foundation and Practitioner Regina

October 19 @ 8:30 am - October 23 @ 4:30 pm
Paradigm Consulting Group SK, 1881 Scarth Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4K9 Canada
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3050$

Change Management™ at the Practitioner level allows you to effectively implement theory and techniques in your organization. You will focus on how to apply and tailor change management guidance in any given organizational change situation. Includes: 4.5-days classroom training from an accredited instructor, manual, material and 2 exams.

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